Hazardous Materials

Asbestos Abatement Companies

 

Asbestos Abatement Companies

Below is a reference list of asbestos abatement companies found in the Northeast.

 

Medical Waste: Needles, Pharmaceuticals, Vaping and More

Needlestick injuries expose us to bloodborne pathogens, including HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and other viruses. Traces of antibiotics found in river and lake water samples are shifting the delicate balance of aquatic ecosystems. Nicotine (among other toxic substances) in e-cigarettes, vape pens, and cartridges are considered hazardous waste. Vape batteries can start landfill and transfer station fires. What about other items such as inhaler cartridges, epi-pens, needle storage devices?

The Battery of Things: Lithium Battery Safety

The "Internet of Things" will add 40 billion connected devices in the next 5 years, including drones, e-scooters, e-bicycles, and more, many of which will be powered by lithium batteries. These potentially combustible batteries will end up at northeast waste facilities and businesses, and require new training, packaging, and recycling methods. This recorded webinar will include best safety, storage, and transportation practices, featuring new solutions, like CellBlockEX, a recycled glass granule that extinguishes lithium fires. Prepare your facility for the future of batteries.

Teaching Toxics - Creating Solutions to Household Pollution

Teaching Toxics: Creating Solutions to Household Pollution provides teachers with a relevant curriculum complete with a wide range of lessons and activities that offer students concepts, knowledge, and understanding of environmental problems and possible solutions. The activities within the curriculum present a variety of real life tasks and hands-on experiences for students to experience and understand, all related to the main concepts, which are: What is household hazardous waste? What are the routes of household hazardous waste?

Things That Go BOOM! And Other Regulated Waste

Even if a facility does not accept regulated waste for disposal, having a working knowledge of the types of regulated wastes, what hazards they present, and the disposal options available for each of them will help operators do their jobs more effectively. Often residents will approach an operator to ask about disposal options. Unfortunately, materials get surreptitiously dropped at the transfer station, and then the operator has to handle them. NRRA’s Things That Go Boom includes general information regarding several common regulated wastes and the best practices to manage these wastes.

A Blueprint for Hazardous Material Management in Schools

Why a Hazardous Waste Manual for Schools?

Schools face increasingly complicated social and economic issues. As society acknowl­edges its connection to the environment, schools are adding environmental concerns to their issues lists. The National School Board Association says the school's environmental responsibility extends to three areas: